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SECRET SPECIALS

Want to act like a regular at a restaurant you’ve never visited before? Here’s the secret: Think outside the menu. In many cases, some special dishes simply aren’t listed. To …


Can You Put A Price On Ethics? P&G; Thinks So

Procter & Gamble, the nation’s largest advertiser, is beginning a massive marketing campaign to sell snack foods made with its new calorie-free fat substitute, olestra (trade name “Olean”). The company’s …


New Spread Reduces Cholesterol Scientific Margarine Tastes Good, Researchers Claim

Finnish researchers whipped up a batch of margarine that lowers cholesterol levels and even tastes good. The new scientific spread, developed by a team from the University of Helsinki in …


You Won’t Go Hungry At The Fair

What better to spice up the fair than a chili cook-off? Members of the Chili Appreciation Society International and others will compete for the society’s Idaho State Championship at the …


This Dictionary Is One To Savor

A dictionary of desserts? An international dictionary of desserts? Impossible. It would have to be the size of a phone book. But Carole Bloom’s “The International Dictionary of Desserts, Pastries …


A New, Old Idea For General Mills

General Mills Inc. will launch a frosted version of its Cheerios cereal this fall, in an attempt to break a streak of sluggish cereal launches over the past few years. …


Government’s Case For Pork Hog Surplus Puts Usda In Position Of Pushing Pig Meat For School Lunches, While Also Trying To Cut Fat

Students can expect more ham and ground pork at the school cafeteria this fall because a hog surplus is helping write the menu. Following pleas to Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman …


Home For Summer, Some Children Miss Meals Breakfasts, Lunches Provided At School No Longer Available

(From Valley Voice, Thursday, June 29, 1995): A story in Saturday’s Valley Voice referred to the Valley Food Bank by the wrong name. The phone number was also incorrect. The …


Quaker Helping The Fight Against High Cereal Prices

Responding to the chorus of consumer complaints about high cereal prices, the Quaker Oats Co. has introduced a line of six bagged cereals that it says cost 40 percent to …


Jack In The Box Ignored Food Safety Regulations, Court Documents Say

The Jack in the Box fast-food chain knew about but disregarded Washington state laws that would have prevented the deadly 1993 outbreak of E. coli food poisoning, according to recently …


Dole Proposal Deadly, Groups Say Measure Would Limit Efforts To Prevent E. Coli Infections

A coalition of 200 groups asked Congress on Tuesday to reject a bill restricting the government’s regulatory authority, saying it would lead to more food-poisoning illnesses and deaths. The bill, …


As Floods Recede, Veggie Prices Rise

Shopper Ona Boorman checks out some celery at Tidyman’s on North Addison in Spokane. Produce prices are up as a result of California flooding. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Sandwiches A Healthy Snack? Fat Chance

The people who warned about killer Kung Pao chicken, pudge-producing popcorn and tortilla terror have a new target: the all-American sandwich. Sandwiches, they say, are piled high with arteryclogging fat.


Meat Doesn’t Have To Make The Meal

Today is the Great American Meatout, and its sponsors hope you’ll kick the meat habit at least for a day. The Meatout was launched in 1985 by public health, environment …


Cooking Up A Business Bonner Center Provides A Certified Kitchen Where Amateur Chefs Can Try To Create Money-Making Foods

Recipe for success Terry Stranahan creates his special garlic concoction. “Nothing needs to be hotter than these,” he says. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review


Taste-Testers Find A Lot To Love In Pot Pies And Pudding

Few things are as comforting on a cold, damp day as a warm, welcoming pot pie, straight from the oven. Followed, of course, by some velvety vanilla pudding to soothe …


Putting The Squeeze On Premium Juice Market

Tropicana Products Inc., which makes the world’s best-selling orange juice brand, said Wednesday it will introduce a line of premium orange juice fortified with calcium, extra vitamins or fiber. The …


You Can Make Your Eggs Healthy

If not for their high cholesterol content, eggs could be considered a nearly perfect food: an excellent source of complete protein (in the whites only), a source of all the …


‘Egg’-Cellent Health When It Comes To Eggs, Dieticians Are Deciding That They Aren’t All Bad - Just The Opposite In Fact

In recent decades the egg, like Humpty Dumpty, has had a great fall. Since the mid-1940s, concern about cholesterol and heart disease has sent per capita consumption plummeting from more …